Russ McGee

Russ D. McGee

October 6, 1971 - June 13, 2020
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Russ Derek McGee, 48

Milford, OH—Russ Derek McGee of Milford, Ohio, formally of East Liverpool, passed away suddenly Saturday, June 13th 2020. He was 48.

Born in Lakeland, Florida, October 6th, 1971, he was the second of two sons of Anne Foxworth McGee and Stephen Larry McGee Sr. of East Liverpool. He was raised in the First United Methodist Church in East Liverpool where he was active in the choir and youth group. A member of the East Liverpool Christian School class of 1989, he continued his education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and later earned his degree in Communications from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. He was working as a Patient Care Consultant with TATA Consultancy Services and was a licensed life and health insurance agent.

Russ was passionate about THEATER!! He was a member of many community productions in Kentucky and Ohio. He recently had been associated with Queen City Productions in Cincinnati. A few of his favorite productions and roles were “The Captain” in Titanic the Musical, “Beadle Bamford” in Sweeney Todd and “The Baker” in Into the Woods.

In addition to his parents, Russ is survived by his brother, Steve McGee and his wife, Lark, of Maryville, Tennessee. He also leaves a niece, Rainy McGee, as well as three nephews, Brendan, Wyatt and Evan McGee. In Florida, he is survived by his aunt, Sylvia Barfield and his aunt, Pam Foxworth and uncle, Edwin Foxworth as well as four cousins.

Friends may visit Sunday, June 21st, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool. Immediately following the visitation, friends and family will gather at the McGee family home at 49235 N. Meadowbrook Cir., East Liverpool, for a continued time of remembrance.

Pastor Stephen J. Knisely of the First United Methodist Church will conduct a private family service in compliance with Ohio regulations regarding the COVID-19 virus.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 21st, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, June 21st, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, June 21st, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Sunday, June 21st, 2020 1:30pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Stephen J. Knisely
  • Reception

    Sunday, June 21st, 2020 |
    Sunday, June 21st, 2020
    McGee Family Home
    49235 N. Meadowbrook Circle
    East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Following the visitation there will be a reception at the McGee Family home


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Lisa Ensinger

Posted at 10:08am
Dear Anne and Larry, We are so very sorry to hear about Russ's passing. His beautiful tenor voice was always a blessing in the choir and his cheery smile always brightened our days, Many prayers will be with you during this difficult time, including ours. Sincerely,
Lisa and Rosemarie Ensinger

Chris, Kate, George, Franny and CJ

Posted at 09:04pm
In memory of our beloved friend, Russ, who lives forever in our hearts. With love and affection from the Bell Family in Cincinnati.
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Kimberly Perkins

Posted at 03:44pm
Mr. and Mrs. McGee, Steve and family, please know that Chuck, Annie and I are thinking of you and praying for you all. I have so many wonderful memories of Russ to look back on and smile. I am sorry I will not be in town, though I will be through the livestream. Sending hugs to each one of you. Charles, Kimberly(Wain) and Annie Perkins

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Posted at 07:41am
Gone but never forgotten. You will be forever in our thoughts. Love, Ryan Frederick & family
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Steve McGee

Posted at 10:46pm
FYI--from Facebook:

Saturday, June 27th, we will be hosting the memorial for our friend Russ Mcgee. Beginning at 7:30pm, everyone is welcome to gather on the lawn in front of the Arts Center at Dunham. feel free to bring your own blanket and/or lawn chair. Everyone in attendance will be welcomed and encouraged to make their way into the theater to say your goodbyes and sign the posters. One of which will serve as a lasting memorial to be hung at all future QCP shows, the other will be shipped to his family. At 8:30pm we will begin a candlelight vigil. If there are people who would like to say a few words about Russ, they will be welcome to do so during the vigil. Once everyone has had their chance to say what they would like to say about Russ, we will conclude the evening with a musical tribute to say goodbye.

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